Posted at 31 October 2019

Piab is now an even safer choice

Paul Skade
By Mark Carpenter
Product Manager, Industrial Hose

I am a former Engineer on Submarines in the Royal Navy and got in to the Hose industry in 2010 becoming the UK Sales Manager for Norres in 2014, ERIKS was my majo...

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Handling large, heavy, cumbersome parts can be a real danger to operators. So the new Piab piCOMPACT®23 SMART vacuum generator platform includes optocouplers for enhanced safety.

Creating an isolating barrier between actuator and sensor lines, the optocouplers reduce risk of accidental equipment damage or personal injury.

Separating the sensors lines from valve or other actuators, they prevent faulty connections or power failures from causing hazards such as valves opening unexpectedly, cylinders moving when they shouldn't and robot arms swinging in the wrong direction.

Even when power to one device in the system is interrupted, the optocouplers contain the problem, and the rest of the system remains operational.

With IP65 casings and electrical enclosures, the piCOMPACT®23 SMART is suitable for use even in harsh and rugged industrial environments. Its gyro-based display function makes it ready for Industry 4.0, with simplified readings to reduce mistakes and increase productivity.

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